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Morne Diablotin National Park

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 Saint Joseph Parish  Dominica

Imperial Amazon Parrot (sisserou)

Dominica's national bird lives in the canopy of mature mountain rain forests, but sometimes descends to forage. Largest of the Amazon parrots, the sisserou typically has a lilac breast, glorious green wings, and a burgundy crown. This endemic species is highly endangered: only 250–300 remain, due to hurricanes and habitat loss. Eager to add it to your life list? Go bird-watching with world-renowned ornithologist Bertrand Jno Baptiste, a.k.a. "Dr Birdy"—(767) 245-4768 or drbirdy2@cwdom.dm.

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